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Self-focusing: Past and Present

Volume 114 of the series Topics in Applied Physics pp 547-572

Self-Focusing and Solitons in Photorefractive Media

  • E. DelReAffiliated withDipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell’Informazione, Università dell’Aquila and INFM-CNR CRS SOFT
  • , M. Segev

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Abstract

We describe the basic physical mechanisms supporting the formation of spatial solitons in photorefractive crystals, and provide an up-to-date account of the developments in the field.